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RAC73 Control Tower

FILES

RAC73 Control Tower2.jpg

Dublin Core

Title

RAC73 Control Tower

Description

The first freestanding control tower at Woodrum Field, completed in 1943, is seen here. The tower was critical to the airport's operations. In 1943, due to the training of Army and Navy pilots at Woodrum Field, the total number of official operations (273,624) at the airport exceeds the totals for LaGuardia, Philadelphia and Washington National airports combined. The control tower would operate for about a decade. It was razed along with the Cannaday home in 1953 for a parking lot after the new terminal was built and dedicated.

Date

Circa 1945

Contributor

Courtesy of Marshall Harris

Identifier

RAC73

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Digital jpeg

Citation

“RAC73 Control Tower,” Virginia Room Digital Collection, accessed December 5, 2021, http://www.virginiaroom.org/digital/document/RAC73%20.